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Poster: SactownTom Date: Apr 5, 2007 8:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Killer Version of Loser by Dave Alvin

My guess is it was NOT your imagination--The Blasters are nothing if not passionate, balls-to-the-wall rock. Tremendous energy. Still around, banging away in the clubs. They've done a few reunion tours (02 & 04, I think) with Dave, but he and brother Phil are famously combative (much like the Davies brothers), and can only share the same stage occasionally. I googled The Boll Weevil Song, and I'm sure you can DL or stream any number of versions--just NOT The Blasters from farm Aid, I'm afraid. There are a couple of guys that are reachable from the Blasters website http://www.davealvin.com/blasters/index.html and they may be able to help you find a recording. Billy Davis runs the Blasters Newsletter, and Scot (?) is the webmaster try http://www.davealvin/comment/
Good luck!
SW of Sac--East Bay, right? I grew up in San Mateo, been in Sac since 90.